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Flag Cake Recipes And More Patriotic Desserts That'll Sweeten The Fourth Of July

It's the only way to celebrate the 4th.
06/27/2012 09:12am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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There's only one time of year when bakers can use their red, white and blue color schemes with abandon, and that time is now.

With Independence Day coming up, it's time for desserts to get a patriotic makeover. We all love a good flag cake -- from the basic sheet and fruit kind to the more elaborate creations -- but there's even more that can be made out of sugar, butter and flour to celebrate the United States.

We've got 21 awesome dessert ideas that just scream patriotism. Red, white and blue, cookies, cakes, and even popsicles that will be the perfect sweet ending to your celebration.

1
Fourth Of July Cake
I Am Baker
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2
Brownie Flag
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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3
No-Bake Cheesecake Triple Berry Tart
How Sweet It Is
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4
American Flag Pie
Sallys Baking Addiction
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5
Checkerboard Cake
Becca Bakes
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6
Strawberry And Blueberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake
Life Love And Sugar
7
Flag Cupcake Cake
I Am Baker
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8
Frankenstein Cake
Hummingbird High
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9
Stained Glass Jello
Gimme Some Oven
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10
Red, White And Blue Poke Cake
Tracey's Culinary Adventure
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11
Red, White And Blue Fruit Pizza
Skinny Taste
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12
Red, White And Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Skinny Taste
13
Red, White And Blue Cheesecake Cake
Recipe Girl
14
Red, White and Blue Layered Finger Jello
Brown Eyed Baker
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15
Red, White And Blue Berry Trifle
Brown Eyed Baker
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16
Berry Poke Cake
Completely Delicious
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17
Star-Spangled Cookies
Sugar Spun Mama
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18
Scratch Flag Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
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19
Red, White And Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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20
Red, White And Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies
Two Peas and their Pod
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21
Reese's Firecracker Oreos
Oh Sweet Basil
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